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<r>Congratulations on the job! My idea was that once you get to the point of salary negotiations, things can't go wrong unless you make a really preposterous demand. They already made it clear (for themselves also) that they want you for the job. But I don't have much experience doing salary negotia...
- Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:53 pm
- Forum: Housing Questions
- Topic: Is it a good time to buy a house in Netherlands?
- Replies: 5
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<r>One important question you can ask yourself is: how long do you expect to live in the place?<br/> <br/> The Dutch government does issue transaction-taxes ("overdrachtsbelasting") on the sell of a house (I believe right now at 2% of the house's value) and the legal transaction has to be payed as w...
<t>Nice to read your stories here. Looks like you are doing really well with your goals. Keep it up!<br/> <br/> By the way, I thought that as a student you are always given an student transportation pass by the government that grants you free travel during week or weekend. Not for you though? That w...
- Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:53 am
- Forum: Introduce Yourself
- Topic: Hello - late twenties, not sure on ERE
- Replies: 20
- Views: 879
<t>As I read your post it occurs to me that you could maybe talk about your wife about taking care of future kids. To me, it seems not fair to assume you are automatically the one that has to work full time. Especially if that means 50-70 hours a week. In my opinion, you have mutual rights to be inv...
- Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:36 am
- Forum: Money Questions
- Topic: Curious About Jobs That Only Require You To "Be There"..
- Replies: 13
- Views: 842
I know a few students that have "library duty" a few hours a week. The university basically pays them to study or surf the net, and I hear it pays really well - far above minimum wage. Only limitation is that hoeeurs are limited.
<r>1 euro a day ain't bad! That's like a free lunch, or 1/6 of your daily groceries for free. Do you save up some amount of money and then deposit it all at once? Or do you 'create' a deposit every month or so?<br/> <br/> Good luck with the (potentially expensive) December month on the doorstep! Sin...
<t>Nice table! From what I understand, the first 20K (or for couples: 41K) or so that you save on a private savings account is free from dividend tax (1.2%, box 3). This could indicate that it is more profitable to save the first 20K / 41K on a private savings account and after this (or at the same ...
Thanks for the info and the tip to calculate before taking part in those arrangements. I expect I will not be in the higher tax brackets anytime soon (part time teacher salary, what will I say...) so a thorough calculation is certainly worthwhile. Good tip!
<t>That 5000 euros, is that the socalled 'levensloopregeling' or the 'spaarloonregeling'? I'm really just a beginner in the dutch tax area and I daresay it is complicated! If I understand correctly, you do not have to pay capital tax over that 5000 nor income tax (but this is delayed until you use t...
- Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:07 pm
- Forum: ERE Journals
- Topic: Harmonica Charlie's ERE Journal
- Replies: 35
- Views: 1410
<t>Maybe your wife can't believe ERE is really a long term option? In that case, slowly cutting expenses will show the effect bit by bit. Maybe this could convince her.<br/> <br/> If it is about feeling overwelmed by the care of the kids she should realize that less working hours for you on the job ...